On the main site, you can (for example) ignore tags using this notation [tag:foo*], which will ignore stuff tagged as but also .

The nice markdown highlighter for tags seems to have a problem with asterisks, though -- as you can see in this post.

I would have expected them to be highlighted the same way as they are on the front page.

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    I'm not sure I understand. Do you want [tag:foo*] to get converted into a link like [tag:foo] is? If yes, where should it link to?
    – Dennis
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 12:36

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There's no such thing as a tag called [foo*]. Yes, you can wildcard-ignore several tags at once, but the [tag:xyz] syntax is there for linking to one specific tag. So it wouldn't make sense to allow asterisks in it.

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    It could still be rendered correctly, even if it doesn't link anywhere.
    – bitmask
    Commented Jul 20, 2012 at 13:25

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